Well, there must have been something wrong with that rum I was drinking last night around the camp fire, 'cos my head is thumping this morning. It doesn't help that we all spent the night sleeping on planks! Even Lindsey, whose alcohol was not 'off', woke in the wee hours complaining of a few too many aches and pains.
OK, so the beds were not the best - but they are a darn sight better than sleeping on an inflatable mattress in a collapsed tent for the night.
We soon washed away any grumbles with a dip in the warm sea - the shores of which were numerous die-hard campers. The beach was so 'un-Dubai-like' with real sand! The backdrop to the beach was a mountainous sand dune that tumbled down to the shore - and served as a great playground for a spot of sand skiing.
We all took it in turns on Patrick's paddle board, although when it was my turn the memory of those ruddy great big sharks seen at the market yesterday seemed all too recent and when I saw a shoal of sardines I decided to paddle like a true Amazonian back to the safety of the shore.
A lunch back at the 'Stone House' as the kids had christened it, and at about 2pm we packed up and retraced our tracks along the E119 back to 'the smoke'.
Ten out of ten for a fabulous weekend!
By the way: the cost of renting out the Adventure House exclusively is about AED1,900. For a group that works out so cheap. But if it's just, say, two of you travelling, then opt to stay in the soft beds of the Golden Tulip (Turnip - remember the joke?) and take part in the activities offered by Absolute Adventure.
About this blog...
I set up this blog to reveal what real life is like here in the UAE - the good and the bad. I'll chat about what I've been up to, Dubai news and developments, my thoughts about expat life here (and in general) and reports about my holidays and adventures in the region (travel is my bag after all).